Buganda backs Kadaga, rival withdraws petition


Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga (left) with her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah [URN photo]

Rebecca Kadaga’s rival in the Kamuli district Woman MP race, Deborah Mwesigwa Mugerwa, has withdrawn a petition challenging February election results.

Kadaga won the poll with 90,852 votes followed by Mugerwa with 24,073 votes and FDC’s Miriam Namwase Muntu 7,258 votes.

Mugerwa rushed to Jinja High Court seeking to have Kadaga’s victory overturned over allegations of voter bribery and intimidation.

Mugerwa now says she has withdrawn the petition because Kadaga is useful to the entire Busoga as a region.

She says Kadaga is still popular and loved by the people of Busoga.

NRM MPs throw weight behind Kadaga

Meanwhile, a section of Buganda National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs are pushing the party to declare Kadaga unopposed in the race for Speaker of the 10th Parliament.

Kadaga is being challenged by her deputy Jacob Oulanyah who is bent on grabbing the seat from her.

Pro-Kadaga MPs from the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus met at Parliament on Monday and rejected their chairman Godfrey Kiwanda’s move to endorse Oulanyah.
The MPs intend to move a motion in the NRM Parliamentary Caucus to declare Kadaga the sole candidate of the party.

Mubende Woman MP Benny Namugwanya, the secretary general of the Buganda caucus will lead “The Elect-Kadaga Buganda Task force”.

Under the proposed guidelines, candidates interested in the position of Speaker will have to first submit letters of expression of interest to the party’s electoral commission, which submits them to the CEC for vetting before primaries are held in the NRM Parliamentary Caucus.


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